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YOU ARE A EUROPEAN SCIENTIST OR PHD STUDENT

You need to contact the CPAM where you live.

Before leaving your country, it is strongly recommended:

  • Ask for your European Health Insurance Card. This will cover your healthcare expenses while you are registered with Social Security in France.
  • If you still have social security entitlement in your previous European country of residence please requst the S1 form to the social security to enjoy the Social Security benefits of your previous country of residence in Europe.

 

With a French employment contract

You are eligible for Universal Healthcare Protection under French Social Security from the first day of employment in France. You will need to register with the Caisse Primaire d’Assurance Maladie (CPAM) in the Rhône département. Children under 18 are eligible for Universal Healthcare Protection under French Social Security. You will need to register your children at the same time as you.

Your spouse and children over the age of 18 y.o. are eligible for Universal Healthcare Protection (PUMA) under French Social Security after 3 months residing in France. They will need to register individually with the Caisse Primaire d’Assurance Maladie (CPAM) in the Rhône département..

BEWARE : It is essential that your spouse and children over the age of 18 y.o. have an health coverage during their stay in France, either by a private insurance or covered by the Social Security scheme of their previous country of residence for the first months of residence in France.

Download the registration procedure to register to the Universal Healthcare Protection

 

Without a French employment contract

As a non-salaried researcher, you are eligible for Universal Healthcare Protection under French Social Security after three months of residence in France. You will need to register with the Caisse Primaire d’Assurance Maladie (CPAM) in the Rhône département.

Your spouse and children over the age of 18 y.o. are eligible for Universal Healthcare Protection (PUMA) under French Social Security after 3 months residing in France. They will need to regiter individually with the Caisse Primaire d’Assurance Maladie (CPAM).

BEWARE : It is essential that your spouse and children over the age of 18 y.o. have an health coverage during their stay in France, either by a private insurance or covered by the Social Security scheme of their previous country of residence (possible only with the S1 form provided by the Social Security of the previous country of residence) for the first months of residence in France.

Download the registration procedure to register to the Universal Healthcare Protection